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U.S. News & World Report has selected Virginia Wesleyan as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country for service members
News Release | November 26, 2013
Virginia Wesleyan College has been selected as one of the top eight liberal arts colleges in the country for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. On Nov. 11, U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members. To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.
“While all prospective students seek a good education from a reputable institution, our military veterans can take advantage of expanded educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill,” says Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer for U.S. News. “We developed these rankings to help them find a top-quality institution that also offers federal benefits that ease the burden of applying, paying for and completing a college degree.”
In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West).
“We are truly honored by this recognition,” says Virginia Wesleyan College President Billy Greer. “And we are humbled by the opportunity to welcome our veterans to the VWC community and to serve them in any way that we can as they pursue their higher education goals.”
“Virginia Wesleyan College is committed to supporting veterans. The College recently established a Veterans Memorial on campus, is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and is recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. VWC offers a full range of veterans support services—from financial aid benefits and early registration opportunities to counseling and career services.